Trade Management exception workflow is currently reliant on significant email, excel and telephone interactions across participants. Multiple internal and external systems are in use across the market.
Real time exception pairing between counterparts assists in collaboration/investigation, resolution of exceptions via the AccessFintech platform with no requirement for email. Instruct via our platform using APIs connected to the source system. Your complete lifecycle is supported and including booking, confirmation, pre-matching, fails and settlement.
The Syndicated Loans market suffers from a lack of transparency around agent data. There is significant email traffic associated with requesting and confirming data. The absence of data reconciliation leads to incorrect payments and associated kickback and rework.
With AccessFintech you can ingest and normalize data across all agents/lenders, providing a self-service tool for lenders to see all of their contract level data. Agents benefit from significant reduction in queries. All parties have access to collaboration and workflow tools to assign ownership and collaborate on discrepancies to resolution.Find out more
Many settlements fail due to incorrectly formatted settlement instructions, stale SSI’s or SI’s. Updating SSI’s onto Firms’ reference data platforms or repositories is operationally inefficient and delays releasing trades to the market if updates are required. Existing repositories do not cover all of the client base and as the industry focuses more on pro-active inventory management, we are seeing more clients utilizing a model of dynamic per trade SI / non-standard SI.
Global Transactional Data on T-0 enables counterparties to manage SI's per trade on T+0. AFT Synergy platform’s data collaboration allows the client to consume the SI per trade and enrich their own trades using the custodian’s/PB’s/Broker’s SI for that trade. SI feeds back into the Client’s platform real-time to enrich the trade and release to the market avoiding costly CNC’s and positioning the trade ‘Ready to settle’ earlier in the lifecycle. Synergy Exchange is open to partnering with internal and external SSI repositories to enrich or validate SSI static data.
Claims Management processes currently require significant manual effort and are reliant on email communication to manage and resolve disputes. Lack of transparency into lifecycle events means investigation to identify fail reason is difficult.
AccessFintech allows organisations to identify, raise and manage claims processes through a single UI, with a comprehensive and time-stamped audit history to support investigation.
The settlement window in different markets is now beginning to reduce to a T1 cycle. This means less time to manually review and correct discrepancies and mismatches prior to settlement date. Inefficient process, combined with less time, opens up risk of increased fail rates and more market penalties.
Automated investigation and fail prediction using Synergy Pairing eliminates manual effort in investigating issues. Data and workflow collaboration ensures that all transaction stakeholders are aligned and working smoothly, in real time, together.Find out more
The incoming CSDR regime will enforce settlement discipline for all finance organisations settling trades in Europe. The regulation will introduce daily penalties against all eligible trades as well as mandatory buy-ins.
A full lifecycle solution through a single infrastructure supports fail minimisation, CSDR eligibility determination, buy-in and penalty calculation. AccessFintech also provides direct connectivity to buy-in agents and reference and pricing data.Find out more
Payment management is often manual and reactive, resulting in overdrafts/claims due to late application of payments and mismatched amounts.
AccessFintech provides the aggregation and publication of payment data prior to pay date to facilitate payment matching. We provide real time exception pairing which reduces erroneous and missed payments by allowing participants to collaborate via the AccessFintech platform. You can instruct via the platform using API’s connected to the source system. We support adherence to FIX-led derivative payment protocol.Find out more
Regulatory margin thresholds are being reduced year on year, requiring increasingly efficient management. In many organisations, margin is managed by instrument-specific teams, prevent cross product calculation that would allow for more efficient margin management. Discrepancies across all stages of the lifecycle are significant drivers of manual effort.
AccessFintech can manage cross product, with pre-warning of potential margin issues and auto reconciliation of exceptions using flexible systemic rules/tolerances.
Gross Bi-lateral securities’ settlement is expensive, operationally inefficient and more likely to fail than compressed cleared trades. These trades carry more Counterparty Risk than cleared transactions and can limit trading limits due to carrying gross open trade positions against individual counterparties.
AccessFintech facilitates bi-lateral settlements being novated to Central Clearing (CCP). Our Clearing eligibility engine pro-actively collaborates across CCP requirements and all participating parties’ settlements to pair, validate and instruct them for clearing at the participants’ preferred clearing house.
Market participants bi-laterally exchange spreadsheets, manually calculate pair-off values and do not have a central platform where economic terms are agreed and fails are addressed.
AccessFintech enables data aggregation, collaboration, and pair-off enablement. Our solution facilitates the “netting” of instructions for payments of cash and transfers of securities for repos, reverse repos, and cash not managed by a tri-party agent. Pair-offs are particularly helpful when rolling over a transaction, in which case, the parties would agree not to instruct securities settlement but instead pay or receive an agreed net cash payment.
Repo confirmation is supported by multiple vendors, with banks often connecting to more than one provider to support client preferences. This high cost process also leads to lengthy onboarding for providers. Each vendor then sends and receivers information in their own preferred format, leading to either more build or increased manual effort for the banks.
We provide access to multiple vendors via AccessFintech’s VendorGateway which reduces onboarding, distribution and build costs. We normalize repo data to multiple vendors and clients and aggregate exceptions from relevant vendors. You can see a collated view of repo exceptions across clients and vendors.
ETD statuses are typically communicated through, and resolved via, email, Excel and telephone conversations. With multiple platforms used across the street, significant manual effort is invested in understanding and resolving issues.
AccessFintech provides real time exception pairing between counterparts. This assists in the collaboration/investigation/resolution of exceptions via the platform (with no requirement for email.) You can instruct via platform using APIs connected to the source system.
Financial institutions experience regular discrepancies between client, accounting and custodian position. Late identification of exceptions can lead to erroneous position reporting and the associated implications. There are multiple reconciliation platforms in use across the market and even inside individual organisations.
AccessFintech provides real time exception pairing between counterparts. This assists in the collaboration, investigation and resolution of exceptions via our platform, with no requirement for email. You can auto reconcile exceptions using our flexible systemic rules.
Market monitoring and surveillance systems do not have access to the data required to detect all types of financial crime and market abuse. A high volume of false alerts require manual investigation and regulation is increasing in this space.
AccessFintech provides monitoring and surveillance across multiple organisations, cross-broker and cross-jurisdiction using the Synergy network data to identify multi-party activity and risk assess. Our early risk detection allows issues to be addressed at inception.
Multiple providers currently confirm eligibility and validation across financial institutions. There is a significant manual effort and email required to produce and track the submission of required reporting. Late identification of exceptions leads to increased re-work and risk.
AccessFintech can highlight reporting issues (incomplete data and ineligible transactions) in real time. The early identification of exceptions allows issues to be corrected at source. Clients can eradicate the need for manual reconciliation up front and post reporting.
The market suffers from a lack of availability of inventory data across organisations. There is a high volume of email traffic and multiple system log-ins to check inventory statuses. Frequently, trade settlements fail due to inventory management delays.
AccessFintech provides a collated view of inventory information across your entire organisation including depot and stock on loan details. Open trades per security queried are displayed alongside inventory information to support fail prevention through informed requests.
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